The Toronto report

June 4, 2014Exhibitions

I’ve been procrastinating on writing my “TCAF” report. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table (sharing a table with fellow 3-arm squidder Alexandra Beguez)! As I mentioned in my last post, preparing for this festival was kind of a drag since it was in another country. I had to renew my passport, get Canadian … Read More

Ander’s Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter

April 27, 2014Book Review, Exhibitions

As I was walking home this past Friday, along Fifth Avenue, I actually noticed a sign about an exhibition of Anders Zorn’s work in a museum I never knew existed. I walk past it all the time, and I didn’t realize the building was a museum called “the National Academy“. Anywoo, made it a point … Read More

APPsolute Fun! lecture at Society of Illustrators

January 16, 2013Exhibitions

Just got back from a lecture at the Society of Illustrators about how illustrator can go into the app making business (and also draw on the iPad). As a public service, so you dear reader can reap from the $15 I spent attending it, I’m sharing some of the notes I took. Laura Tallardy was … Read More

White pen review

December 21, 2012Animals, Product Review, Sketches

Bought a new small sketchbook for drawing on location last week (Strathmore Toned Tan). As a result of the toned paper, I bought a couple of white pens for fun (I actually have white chalk / pastel but don’t like how it smudges). Here’s my super quick evaluation of the three white pens I bought. … Read More

Degenerate Craft Fair

December 4, 2012Exhibitions, News

Yours truly along with Alden Viguilla and Alexandra Beguez (my cohorts for “Three-armed squid”) will have a table at the Degenerate Craft Fair selling our limited edition books, prints, cards and what have you. The craft fair takes place in two weeks, December 15 and 16 at the Dumbo Loft (that’s on 155 Water Sr, … Read More

The where, the why, the how

October 18, 2012inspiration

I found this video in Parka Blogs.What struck me is how limited the animation is and how it doesn’t affect the quality of the video. I should try doing a video like that someday.

Art School Confidential clip

July 17, 2012News Articles

I was actually looking for a different clip of this movie, but this is funny too. This movie is especially funny for art students, not so much for the general audience, especially when the movie starts focusing on the grizzly murders surrounding the campus.. I think they were aiming for black humor, but for me … Read More

About the spinning plane in Central Park…

July 11, 2012News Articles

I had to google the spinning plane for my last entry and I found a link about the artist. By the way, I’m sad to say that my idea of making the sculpture into a ride was totally unoriginal. There I said it, I’m a hack. Here are some quotes from the artist about her … Read More

When did this become Art?

July 10, 2012News Articles

Here’s Andy Rooney on public art. I’ve often disagreed with what he’s had to say because he was clearly senile. Here I agree with him, except I have a sense of humor so weird public sculptures amuse me. We should put all weird sculptures in one park and call it “Wackyland”. Why has nobody ever … Read More

The Twilight of painting

July 10, 2012News Articles

Surfing the internet the other day, I came across this page about an artist I’d never heard of before: R. H. Ives Gammell. He wrote a book called “The Twilight of Painting” which in the opening chapter states: “The ultimate importance of Modern Painting in the history of art will be seen to lie in … Read More